A new report released by the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency is the latest attempt to define exactly what meeting the Paris Agreement "well below 2c" goal means in policy and investment terms.
Clare Shakya –
International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money.
Harpinder Collacott –
International public finance aimed at adapting to effects of climate change does not prioritise countries most vulnerable to it, says Development Initiatives executive director Harpinder Collacott.
Richard Mattison –
In 2016, among the world's largest companies showed positive signals in sustainable business KPIs. The challenge of 2017? To identify business models that decouple growth from resource use and pollution, says Trucost CEO Richard Mattison.
Global cooperation on climate change is certainly welcome, but governments in the industrialsed and developments must also acknowledge their unique responsibilities towards mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Floods and natural disasters across Asia-Pacific are worrisome threats to the region's communities and economies. UN ESCAP executive secretary Shamshad Akhtar outlines ways the region can build resilience to extreme weather events.
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.
Analysing the policy and entrepreneurial context in three landscapes across Asia, the report highlights how supporting innovative small-scale green businesses could help reverse the current trend where business incentives for ...